Sunday, 4 September 2011

10+: The History Keepers 1: The Storm Begins - Damian Dibbens

Release Date: 01/09/11


Imagine if you lost your parents – not just in place, but in time.

Jake Djones’ mum and dad have gone missing and they could be anywhere in the world – at any time in history. Because the Djones family have an astonishing secret, which for years they’ve managed to keep - even from each other. They belong to the HISTORY KEEPERS: a secret society which travels through the centuries to prevent evil enemies from meddling with History itself.

In the quest to find his parents, Jake is whisked from 21st Century London to 19th century France, the headquarters of the mysterious History Keepers, where he discovers the truth about his family's disappearance - and the diabolical Prince Zeldt's plan to destroy the world as we know it . . .


History is fluid and whilst many say that history is written by the victors, this title goes to prove that history is saved or damned by the victors. This debut has been cleverly crafted with cracking characters and a whole host of supporting cast members that add extra flavour and believability. Its quirky, it has some great drama and the author does a lot to give the reader some amazing twists and turns as the tale progresses. Add to this mix some decent prose and a wonderful pace that keeps you glued and all in this was a most satisfactory read.

If you’ve read Alex Scarrow’s Time Riders and looking for something in a similar vein then give this a go, definitely worth your time as well as giving you an experience to remember as our hero is thrown into the past with little more than his wits to save not only himself and friends but his parents. Glorious.

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